Las Vegas’s largest construction labor union is joining forces with the largest sports facility in Las Vegas.
LiUNA Local 872 and Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced a multi-year partnership that will make LiUNA Local 872 the title sponsor for the speedway’s Spring NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
“This is an incredibly meaningful announcement not only for Las Vegas Motor Speedway but for all of NASCAR,” said LVMS President Chris Powell. “LiUNA will bring a fresh approach to sponsorship of a NASCAR event, and being able to work with Local 872 will expose the sport to many more fans.”
LiUNA, the Laborers’ International Union of North America, is no stranger to sports sponsorship or motorsports. LiUNA has sponsorships of sports teams and organizations around the country and Local 872 has partnerships with the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Lights FC, Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas Aviators.
“Laborers Local 872 takes great pride in our collaboration with NASCAR and Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” said Tommy White, Laborers Local 872 business manager-secretary treasurer. “Our entire Union stands firmly behind stock car racer Tyler Ankrum, and this new partnership grows that very same excitement. Las Vegas has evolved into a renowned global sports hub, and it’s crucial to acknowledge that NASCAR was among the pioneering major sports organizations to unite with Team Vegas. The upcoming race next year carries on these traditions, while also exemplifying what can be accomplished when we build together.”
About Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports. LVMS is home to more than 2,000 event days annually and plays host to two NASCAR Cup Series weekends, two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series events, the Electric Daisy Carnival and hundreds of corporate events each year. For more information of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, visit www.lvms.com.
About LiUNA Local 872:
Laborers Local 872 exists because of its members. Workplace safety and quality construction are constantly at the forefront of all Union activities. Members of Local 872 are constantly building Las Vegas and benefiting the community. We advocate for public policy issues that increase economic development and create jobs across the community. After more than 100 years of fighting for workers and forging the highways, buildings and public services that shape America and Canada today, Local 872 is part of a 500,000 members strong effort to keep improving the lives of workers.
Local 872 is building Las Vegas and keeping it running. We are a diverse union of trained construction workers and public service employees, and we use our collective power to solve the problems that workers, employers, and policymakers can’t solve alone. We fight to create opportunities for the industries that build all of the U.S. and Canada’s infrastructure; to provide training, fair wages, and the protections that workers need to lift themselves and their families into the middle class; and to inform and engage policymakers to support growth. We are powerful allies with more than 100 years of history, and a clear vision for how to keep moving forward.